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Integrated STEM Teaching and Learning PD

Opportunity Goals & Objectives

Participants will:

  • Use Idaho Content Standards in Science to design integrated STEM lessons.
  • Apply research-based elements and design features of rigorous, integrated STEM via phenomena-based learning.
  • Practice integrating engineering design concepts into their instruction as an application of mathematics and science in a project-based, problem-solving environment
  • Collaborate with and build a professional network of like-minded educators who are seeking school and district transformation in STEM teaching and learning.
  • Implement what is learned in their own classroom context with the support of an instructional coach.

Brief Description: The Idaho STEM Action Center, in partnership with Boise State University, is pleased to offer you a NO COST opportunity to participate in the first cohort of Integrated STEM Teaching and Learning Professional Development. This engaging learning experience will allow teachers to learn about best practices in STEM education and apply learning in their own classroom contexts over time with the support of an instructional coach.

There will be a total of 5 PD sessions spread throughout the PD timeframe (2 face-to-face and 3 online) in addition to 4 iterations of distance-based instructional coaching sessions. The face-to-face sessions will be held October 16, 2019 and March 11, 2020.

If you agree to participate, you will be expected to attend all PD sessions, distance-based instructional coaching sessions, fulfill all assignments given at each session, and agree to be part of the evaluation and Boise State University research process. In exchange for your full participation in the research, you will receive a $400 stipend.

STATUS: Closed


In-person training:
October 16, 2019
March 11, 2020

Online training:
November 8, 2019
January 10, 2020
February 14, 2020

Value: $400

Funding Schedule

Open: August 30, 2019
Close: September 25, 2019
Award Date: October 1, 2019

Requirements & Eligibility:

  • Attend all PD sessions (2 face-to-face, 3 online)
  • Attend 4 iterations of distance-based instructional coaching sessions
  • Complete all forms/assignment
  • PD is open to teachers in grades K-6
  • Priority will be given to educators from rural communities.

Program Partners:
This PD will be facilitated by Drs. Sara Hagenah and Julianne Wenner of Boise State University.

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